Archive for April, 2010

Top 5 Gross Cakes!

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

This week’s installment of gross cakes, brings us the foot cake, the mole cake, the toilet cake and the roach cake. Ewww….. Share with us your gross internet cake finds!!

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Top 5 Unique Cake Toppers

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

A cake topper is a statement, especially a wedding cake topper. We found these unique toppers and thought you’d enjoy. Comment on your favorite and tell us why you like. Who knows, you might just win a free cake!!!

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This Week’s Contest!

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Last week, you amazed us with your creative responses to the fill in the blanks contest.

This week, we are asking for something a bit different. First off, tell us your favorite Bake Me A Wish cake flavor and then tell us why.  How do you win?  In the first round, we’ll decide on the most popular cake flavor, based on the responses we receive.   In the second round, we’ll create a survey of the top 10 responses and ask you, our readers, what the best review was for our most popular flavor.  Based on your responses in the survey, we’ll choose a winner and they will receive their favorite flavor!

We’re looking for fun, touching, hilarious, exciting cake reviews from you!

Example: ” My favorite flavor is red velvet cake because my mother used to always tell me that the cake turns red from little fairies who have crushed chocolate berries into the flour. The Bake Me A Wish Red Velvet Cake tastes just like hers— but their cream cheese frosting is unbelievable!”

Top Cake Maker: A Profile of Amanda Oakleaf

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Amanda Oakleaf is an artist– but our favorite kind of an artist– a cake artist! Can you think of something better than an object that is both beautiful and delicious? Nope, neither can we.

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Starting out making cakes as a part time job, she has since developed the cake line into a widely popular business in Winthrop MA (close to Boston) and will be opening a storefront on April 17th. Why is she so popular? We think it probably has to do with the true artistry of her cakes. That and she makes everything including the fondant from scratch ( a secret marshmallow based recipe!). It comes as no surprise that Miss Oakleaf spent years studying oil painting and fine art, both privately and at acclaimed art institutions such as the Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

As the Boston Herald reported: Oakleaf developed a product that she believes is so different from what is readily available that she has little competition. She sits with each customer to discuss the event and the design of the cake. She can match the invitations, the decor or the theme of the party. The special service isn’t cheap. The cake will cost more than one chosen off the shelf, but it will be unique.

What do you think of these unique cakes? Do you know of other great cake creators out there? Every Monday we will feature someone new so please send along your suggestions!

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Let Them Eat Cake!! Choose a Contest Winner.

Friday, April 9th, 2010

All week our facebook page has been running a contest to have contestants fill in the following blank:

The only time its not appropriate to give a cake instead of flowers is when _______________________.

We have narrowed the answers down to 15 and its up to you to choose a winner!!
Click here to take survey

Recipe Round-Up: 5 Tempting Cakes for April

Friday, April 9th, 2010

We make a pretty wide selection of cakes, but there are always more to find! As such, we thought it’d be fun to bring you a little monthly roundup of great recipes. However, what we’d really love is to have you share your favorite cake recipesl. Who knows the best recipe might even be made into a special edition Bake Me A Wish cake! (I’m thinking chocolate peanut butter strawberry marshmellow layer cakes……. mmmm… sugar overload!).

#1.) This article promises to be the best FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE.

#2.) Oprah Magazine gives us a list of dessert cakes from their 10th Anniversary preview.

#3.) North Jersey.com shows us a Almond Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce. Sounds perfect for a spring time picnic!

#4.) On Foodie Friday, we get to learn how to make a pirate ship birthday cake! (Mom, honestly, I feel like I lived a deprived childhood… oh wait, who need pirate ships when you can get s’more cake???).

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#5.) Finally, Kitchen Simplicity gives us Blackberry Lime Cake– I can already taste August… mmm… warm summer days!

And as a bonus:

#6.) This cake doesn’t share a recipe but its still amazing:

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5 Cakes That Make You Think Twice Before Eating

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Cake… yum… I could eat cake for breakfast! (Would you be alarmed if I told you that I did eat a giant piece of the Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake this morning…. Shhh! Don’t tell!) That being said, sometimes, there are cakes that make me step back for a second (but really for just a second. The following cakes  win my list of top 5 Gross Cakes for the Week (eewwww….squid!):

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Do you have gross cakes to share? Paste in the comments below. If there is something truly spectacular, we might just send a free cake!

Thanks to: goatincoat, yesbutnobutyes, and fabulousfoodfinds, for providing many of these images.

PS: If that kitty litter cake looks scrumptious and you want to make your own, find the recipe here.

Facebook Contest

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Every week, we are going to run an online contest for a chance to win a free cake. It’s something that we are pretty excited about!
This week, we are asking you to fill in the blanks for this question:

The only time its not appropriate to give a cake instead of flowers is when _______________________.


Some great answers have already come in from Facebook:

Erin Cox – is when the person is allergic to delicious cake – that’s the only thing that would stop me. LOL

Lisa Concepcion Giassa – Sending to a funeral/wake.
Elizabeth Rudzinski White – is when the person has their jaw wired shut.

Lisa Concepcion Giassa – When the person is a contestant on Biggest Loser

Nicole CloutierIs when the person just lost 100 pounds

Do you think you can do better? Respond here or online and show us your creative genius!